Total trip distance traveled was approximately 9400km round trip. Left Iowa at 7:50 this morning, 12:03 hrs later I was home. Google is creepy accurate, it estimated something like 11 hrs driving, 12:01 with traffic. 700 miles and they had it almost to the minute. Smooth riding the whole way, sunny until about joliet (before chicago), then light rain on and off until lansing michigan. I was almost prescient, donning my rain attire at the gas station immediately before the rain (having guessed in the morning where I thought the weather and me would intersect). No wait at the border this time, took more time to remove my helmet then to have them check my passport. Gas is way cheaper in the US, even at the most in the US it would be like $14 to fill up, but I had to fill up in Canada for like $19. To keep with routine, and to stretch my legs (and I have no food at home right now) I walked uptown for dinner tonight.
I've had a great time and I am already thinking about the next one, (eastern canada perhaps? I intended to do that last year, before breaking my foot in the summer) but for now the bike is safely tucked away in the garage and deserves a through scrubbing and polishing tomorrow.